The government said that temporary hospitals near industrial units that manufacture gaseous oxygen might add 10,000 more beds with oxygen.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to study the use of gaseous oxygen.
“Many industries, such as steel plants, refineries with petrochemical units, industries that use rich combustion, power plants, and so on, have oxygen plants that generate gaseous oxygen that is used in the process. It said that “this oxygen can be used for medical purposes.”
It said that industrial units that produce oxygen would be selected, and those that are near towns, dense areas, and oxygen demand centers would be shortlisted for the establishment of COVID-19 care centers in the region.
“A pilot for five of these facilities has already been started, and it is progressing well. This is achieved by the operation of the plant by PSUs or private industries, as well as coordination between the federal and state governments. It is estimated that temporary hospitals near such plants will be able to provide about 10,000 oxygenated beds in a short period of time,” according to the statement.
State governments were urged to set up such facilities with beds to combat the pandemic, according to the study. The proposal to construct about 1,500 PSA (pressure swing adsorption) oxygen plants was also discussed by the Prime Minister.